DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka

DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka

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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
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Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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NiPat5 wrote a review May 2023
Texas
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I reserved two rooms on points and arrived from AKL at 630am with my family of 4. I knew we were very early and had expected we wouldn’t be able to check in.
We were greeted by Front desk manager Anna (sp?). She initially told us we could store our luggage and use the gym to change our clothes. After a few minutes m, she came back and said she was able to get two rooms for us to check into immediately. It was greatly appreciated. After that, check in was quick. My Diamond status was recognized and was offered free continental breakfast.
We were given rooms 109 and 111 which are connecting. The rooms were well appointed and very stylish. Everything was modern from climate control to all the outlets available (including wireless charging areas on nightstands). Don’t worry if you don’t have an adapter here!
The mattress is very comfortable, but I didn’t like the pillows. They made my neck hurt.
Bath products are Crabtree and Evelyn and the water pressure is great.
We did use room service one night and it was delivered within 30 minutes. The crispy Korean chicken was quite good. Breakfast in the restaurant is also good. $20 for continental and $30 for full. Standard options available. All the staff in the morning were friendly and welcoming.
The location is about 25-30 mins from AKL, and south of CBD. It’s a good spot to base out of if you are exploring area south of Auckland. There are McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Sushi, and convenience store all across the street (5-10 min walk). This is not a place to stay if you are looking to explore CBD or are looking for a lot retail and food within walking distance. But for us, it was just fine.
The entire property is new and there is a great modern style to it. All the staff were courteous and welcoming. I would stay here again and recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gert Venter, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded May 29, 2023
Dear Nipat5, Thank you for your detailed review of your experience. We appreciate the rating and your time to write about your experience. Feedback like this is valuable and motivates us to do even better for our most valued guests. As Diamond member we know you will be back and we will be delighted to be of service to you again in future. Best Regards Gert Venter Hotel Manager
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kiwikaileigh wrote a review Feb 2023
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
it felt like I had hit the trifecta straight away at DoubleTree By Hilton Karaka. check-in with Caitlin was a breeze, she didn’t hesitate seeking out my Hilton Honors account information & efficiently me booked into a King Quest Room which included breakfast. I was asked if I needed any assistance to collect my belongings (which I kindly turned down) upon returning to the foyer / reception area I was given a scrummy warm cookie, such a nice unexpected touch. the guest room was impeccably appointed (albeit no bath tub) but a very generously sized shower with a large drencher above. the bed & multiple pillows was super comfortable, it was a warm room so i turned the air-con on which wasn't noisy in the slightest. the outdoor heated (27 degrees) pool was fabulous, the bar over the weekend is open to enjoy a beverage poolside, fantastic changing room facilities & a well appointed gym (machines, free weights etc) available for use. the breakfast (NZD$25) was outstanding, a great selection of foods available including freshly made omelettes on request, they also had a seperate GF area. i didn't get the opportunity to try the dinner service however did order room service the raw fish was outstanding.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Irene Edwards, Marketing at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded Apr 18, 2023
Dear kiwikaileigh, Thank you for choosing DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka and for taking the time to offer your amazing feedback - wow the trifecta - we are honoured. We are absolutely delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit and our signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie. We hope to see you again on a future visit to Karaka. Kind Regards, Irene DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
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NormaJeanCary wrote a review Apr 2023
Knoxville, Tennessee
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Auckland from Queenstown, NZ on a Saturday and did not have a hotel reservation. We sat at the airport for over an hour looking for a hotel. It seems that Auckland was very busy that weekend. We finally found Doubletree by Hilton Karaka. We had no idea where Karaka was but it ended up being a great choice, 15 miles south of the airport, 22 miles south of Auckland. The hotel is in a more rural area associated with thoroughbred horse studs, dairy farming and sheep farming and thoroughbred yearling sales. The hotel is just off of SH1 so a direct route to/from Auckland and the airport. We arrived late afternoon. This is a beautiful, fairly new and expensive hotel with all of the modern amenities. Our room was large with a king size bed, dresser, small table, small fridge and a small bench that could double as a child's bed. It had a built in phone charger in the nightstands and all necessary modern electronic connections. The bathroom had a very large shower and all amenities (it was a handicap room on the ground floor). The hotel has a pool, gym, meeting space, a bar and a pricey restaurant, but there was a McD's across the street for something quick and less expensive. Their is a pool and the grounds are lovely. We enjoyed our stay in this quiet area south of Auckland.
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Irene Edwards, Marketing at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded May 7, 2023
Dear NormaJeanCary, We are happy you found us and thank you for choosing DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka! Thank you for offering your feedback, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again on a future visit to Karaka. Kind Regards, Irene Edwards DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
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Van der Star wrote a review Apr 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My family opted for this new hotel as a staycation alternative to the Cordis in the city that we usually book. However we decided to cut our stay short a night during this Anzac weekend since the hotel wasn’t what we expected for a warm relaxing get away. For a heated pool, it was too cold for us to swim in and missed indoor outdoor flow to the pool with it being very separate and gated away in a drafty area which lacked ambiance and greenery. The shower only trickled in the room, we were told on arrival that the restaurant was fully booked to outside guests so couldn’t even enjoy a family evening meal together. There was an awful smell throughout the corridors on the 2nd floor, the main light stopped working and there was no sky tv in the room. I should have gone with my initial impressions when the staff were rude over the phone and didn’t get back to me with my enquiry, which meant I booked online and not over the phone. When we spoke with hotel management about our disappointments, they didn’t really seem to care about sending us away with a good impression, merely one that is good enough but nothing to write home about. Let’s see if they can get things right in time once they are through the teething problems but I won’t be back to see if that happens as for the price of this hotel, we would rather go back to our usual favourites.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Genny Kim, Guest Services / Front Office at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded Nov 10, 2022
Dear Nvdstar, Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor. We pride ourselves in giving the best possible guest experience and we are sincerely sorry to hear that we fell short in this instance. Please accept our sincere apology if your stay was not up to your expectation. Should you wish to share more details (room number, date of stay) on our hotel email address karara@hilton.com, we will investigate and take the necessary actions. We hope that what happened will not prevent you from visiting with us again and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Genny Kim Hotel PA
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John C wrote a review May 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We live nearby so we went to have dinner - arrived early for a drink or two but what a disappointment... We waited 15min for a menu, finally got a broken one, could not taste any alcohol in our cocktails, but the worst part is the health and safety: the staff there don't wear mask properly and for some of them they don't wear mask at all.

I wanted to talk to the manager and see if they have any explanation, i was told he will come shortly, and 10 min later was told he went home... It was 7pm, the restaurant was full but the manager is gone home..?

Well, we did the same, we left without having dinner because we felt this place is not safe at all.
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Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Genny Kim, Guest Services / Front Office at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded Nov 10, 2022
Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor and we apologize for the delayed response. We pride ourselves in giving the best possible guest experience and we are sincerely sorry to hear that we fell short in this instance. Please accept our sincere apology if your experience was not up to your expectation. Should you wish to share more detail, please email us on our hotel email address karara@hilton.com. We hope that what happened will not prevent you from visiting with us again and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Genny Kim Hotel PA
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nzcowlady wrote a review Aug 2022
Auckland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The physical facilities at this hotel are great. The rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. And very quiet in spite of being right beside the motorway.

However, other than the fabulous Kev at the door, the rest of the service is not good enough for this hotel. We were a small group (6 adults and 1 child) and ate at the restaurant twice. The first time we were seated at a table far too large for our group, and in an exposed walkway rather than the restaurant. We could not hear each other talk as a result and often had to get up and walk over to the other side of the table to have a conversation. We asked to be moved and were told there were no other tables, when we could clearly see tables that were big enough and remained vacant for the duration of our dinner. Our order was only taken after we flagged down a server. And there appeared to be no coordination servers as when our meals were bought out we were asked who had ordered what. The food itself was excellent, as were the cocktails.

At breakfast the next day we were again told there were no tables that could accommodate us. We had to point out the table set for six that could easily accommodate a child as well. We were also not offered espresso coffee and this did not appear to be available. When we had almost finished breakfast one of the servers overheard us lamenting about the lack of coffee and mentioned we could order this. Like the breakfast food, the coffee was excellent when we received it.

I would recommend eating off site until the service has been addressed.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Fabien Dewelle, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded Sep 7, 2022
Dear Nzcowlady, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. Your feedback is taken as most constructive and I am sorry that we did not meet all your expectations and apologise for the oversights you experienced. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Fabien
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ourteam4 wrote a review Dec 2022
Prince George, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is amazing and brand new. The queen queen room was very large with smart space usage to include table and 2 chairs, cubby for shoes, closet, water kettle, mini refrigerator, plenty of plugs and charging options…and the shower and bathroom are FABULOUS! The location is beautiful. The rooms were very quiet. The hotel restaurant was good (be sure to make reservations in advance). The pool was great and the workout building was wonderful too. I definitely recommend this property!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Irene Edwards, Marketing at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded Apr 18, 2023
Dear ourteam4 We are truly heartened to receive your generous review of our property. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed staying with us and for praising our location! Ethereal Artisan Kitchen, our restaurant, does get busy so thank you for the tip to make a reservation! We look forward to having you with us again in the near future. Kind Regards, Irene Edwards DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
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Mark.Atkinson wrote a review Dec 2022
Perth, Australia
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night on the ground floor for a "staycation". The hotel has only recently opened and is very fresh, lovely calming decor, rooms well appointed and although not particularly large, they are roomy enough for two. Check-in was very quick and efficient and staff very friendly and helpful. The hotel is situated on nicely landscaped grounds and there is plenty of free parking. Conveniently located 20 km's from the airport and 34 km's from the CBD, the vibe is quiet and relaxed. The pool is nicely heated and has pleasant surroundings. Breakfast the next morning was disappointing with limited selections. At the egg station my wife requested the good ol kiwi staple favourite of eggs benedict only to be told that wasn't available! Also when asked if they had tomato sauce we were told it was on order, we didn't realise there was a shortage on ketchup, the other option was tabasco! In general our stay was really enjoyable only to be slightly disappointed with the restaurant, maybe it's still early days and there needs to be a bedding down period.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Irene Edwards, Marketing at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded Apr 18, 2023
Dear Akie64, Thank you for choosing DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka and for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit, and we apologize for falling short of our restaurant offerings. We hope to see you again on a future visit to Karaka. Thank you, Irene Edwards DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
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Donna E wrote a review Aug 2022
Nelson, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful new hotel, lovely room however is let done by not having a mini bar and an extremely limited room service menu. Traveling for business by myself, I prefer to eat in my room so I can relax but they don't offer a lot of options and definitely no desserts. Won't even accommodate a drink not listed on the room service menu when there is a bar down stairs. Seem to get told no a lot at this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Fabien Dewelle, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded Sep 7, 2022
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. Your feedback is taken as most constructive and I am sorry that our In Room Dinning menu did not meet all your expectations. We are launching a new extensive In Room Dining menu on the 12th of September with a nice selection of delicious new deserts prepared by our Pastry chef. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Fabien Dewelle General Manager
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Daniel S wrote a review Jan 2024
Grindsted, Denmark
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel has a nice location right outside Auckland, only 25min drive to downtown. Amenities like Pool is great for kids and the family, hotel staff is friendly in general.
3 improvement points I have raised to the hotel:

1. This is the first Hilton Hotel I have visited where they differentiate between intercontinental breakfast and full breakfast. Full breakfast has to be paid extra 15NZD, even though you are silver, gold or diamond member. PS: This was not the case at the two other Double Tree Hilton Hotels me and the family stayed in Christchurch and Wellington.
2. Coffee like Cappuccino costs 6NZD extra, even though you are silver, gold or diamond member, why? That's the wrong end to improve the business case for the hotel the way I see it. PS: This was free of charge at the two other Double Tree Hilton Hotels me and the family stayed in Christchurch and Wellington.
3. Personal should not offer kids a hot chocolate for breakfast and then present the bill (6NZD) to the parents afterwards. It's like offering children a lollipop and then charge you for it. This is inappropriate.

I hope the Hotel will improve on this as we would like to come again (with the above being rectified)
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gert Venter, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Responded Jan 3, 2024
Dear danielsH5639KB, Thank you for your rating and providing us with feedback regarding your stay. We are delighted that you found so many good elements to enjoy. We also acknowledge your feedback about the breakfast and specialty barista coffee. Although we are not able to comment on the specifics at the other hotels we assure you that we follow our brand guidelines very closely. We are sorry you may have found it frustrating. We also apologize about the hot chocolate if there was a misunderstanding and would happily provide a hot chocolate to the children at your next visit. We appreciate the feedback and serving you. Best Regards
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TaraH asked a question Apr 2023
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What time is the buffet breakfast served from?
Answer from kiwikaileigh
Auckland, New Zealand178 contributions26 helpful votes
The buffet breakfast is served; Monday to Friday 06.30 am -10.00 am Saturday to Sunday 07.00 am - 10.30 am
Elaine L wrote a tip May 2024
Te Kauwhata, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Is better make a reservation if you want to dine in their restaurant."
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Tom S wrote a tip Apr 2024
Phoenix, Arizona94 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ample free parking"
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scfamily wrote a tip Feb 2024
Orange County, ca57 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ample free parking. The breakfast offerings are nice too."
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Shelly Fitness wrote a tip Jun 2023
Te Awamutu, New Zealand158 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's really close to the motorway but I never heard road noise once - not in the bar or in my room."
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MrsGNZ wrote a tip Jun 2023
South Island, New Zealand392 contributions97 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
" request for extra pillows as it is soft, love it though"
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PRICE RANGE
C$156 - C$205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandKaraka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
122
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Frequently Asked Questions about DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Which popular attractions are close to DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka?
Nearby attractions include Auckland Botanic Gardens (7.1 km), NZ Warbirds Association (6.4 km), and Fairy Falls (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Volare Restaurant, Red Shed Palazzo, and Izu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pukekohe's Pioneer Cottage (13.8 km) and Karangahake Tunnel Loop (15.0 km).
Is DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.